Rutland County Sheriff Department Jobs

The Rutland County Sheriff’s Department has 35 full and part-time deputies that patrol over 940 square miles of this Vermont county.

Follow this guide as it takes you through the six steps to becoming a Sheriff’s Deputy in Rutland County:

  1. Meet the Basic Qualifications
  2. Written Examination
  3. Psychological Assessment
  4. Background Check
  5. Polygraph Examination
  6. Attend Sheriff’s Academy for Training


Step 1. Meet the Basic Qualifications to Become a Sheriff Deputy in
Rutland County

You must meet certain requirements to be considered for a job as a Rutland County Sheriff Deputy:

  • You must have graduated from high school or have a GED.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.

Step 2. Written Examination

You will have to pass a written test that examines your basic skills to become a Deputy Sheriff in Rutland County.

Step 3. Psychological Assessment

Once you have passed your written test, you will be examined by a psychologist who will assess your fitness to work in law enforcement.

Step 4. Background Check

Having been declared psychologically fit for duty, you will undergo a thorough background check.  This will involve examining your:

  • Employment history
  • Credit history
  • Financial history
  • Educational background
  • References

Step 5. Polygraph Examination

Once you have cleared your background check, the department will give you a lie detector test.

Step 6. Attend Sheriff’s Academy for Training

Once you have passed your polygraph examination, you will have three phases of training.

  • Phase I will involve 58 hours of part-time training at the Vermont Police Academy.  This will take a full week.
  • For Phase II, you will undergo topic specific training in the classroom.
  • The third Phase of your training will involve working closely with a Field Training Officer from the Rutland County Sheriff’s Department.  You will be trained in all of the areas of the department’s police procedures and operations.

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